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Second Reading Speeches

Animal Health Australia and Plant Health Australia Funding Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

Type
Government
Portfolio
Agriculture and Northern Australia
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
46

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Summary

Amends the:

Australian Animal Health Council (Live-stock Industries) Funding Act 1996
to: facilitate the funding of emergency responses under emergency biosecurity response deeds other than the Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement, including the proposed Emergency Response Deed for Aquatic Animal Diseases; provide for the Governor-General to make regulations prescribing certain matters; and remove redundant provisions that relate to honey, as honey-related levies are no longer paid to Animal Health Australia;
Plant Health Australia (Plant Industries) Funding Act 2002
to: broaden the scope of permissible uses for Emergency Plant Pest Response (EPPR) levies to include the promotion or maintenance of the health of an EPPR plant; provide for the secretary to determine by notifiable instrument a body in relation to a specified EPPR plant product; and remove redundant provisions that provide for the redirection of excess levies to research and development purposes; and
Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services Act 2000
and
Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989
to make consequential amendments.

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